Kimchi & Calamari
Teenaged Joseph Calderaro, who was adopted from Korea by Italian parents, begins to make important self-discoveries about race and family after his social studies teacher assigns an essay on cultural heritage and tracing the past.
Family Relationships; Adoption; interracial adoption
Korean and Italian
Best Children's Books of the Year,2008 Bank Street College of Education
Choices,2008 Cooperative Children's Book Center
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Supplement to Ninth Edition,2007 H.W. Wilson Company
50 Books about Family,2011 Cooperative Children s Book Center
Charlotte Award, 2010
Nominee New York
Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award, 2010
Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award, 2010
Sunshine State Young Reader's Award, 2008-2009
Read On Wisconsin, 2013-2014
Korean Americans; families
Kent, Rose, "Kimchi & Calamari" (2010). DIVerse Families. 153.